Something Witchy This Way Comes by Veronica Blade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: YA Paranormal
Description from Goodreads: Brainiac Tessa McClean’s newly discovered magical powers give her an escape from her self-absorbed parents. But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven’s motives. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other. When the school’s scrumptious delinquent, Hayden Anders, offers Tessa self-defense lessons in exchange for tutoring, his timing couldn’t be better. Although hanging out with him is a necessary evil in Tessa’s fight to stay alive, resisting a bad-boy she secretly yearns for might be more than she can manage. Together, Tessa and Hayden work to unravel the mysteries behind the two covens to discover why they’ll stop at nothing to lure Tessa to their side. She must form an alliance with one of the covens before it’s too late. But the wrong decision could cost Tessa the lives of all who she holds dear — including Hayden.
My thoughts: Tess is in a quandary. She comes to school on a normal day, gets called into the Principals office, she's told that she is in danger and then is assigned the schools bad/playboy to be her bodyguard.
She soon finds out that she is part of a small group of witches/sorcerers. She is being taught how to use her magic from her principal and a lady who poses as an FBI agent. As time progresses, she learns that there is a wizarding war happening. Two factions are trying to recruit and gain control. Each claims that the other is bad and they are really the good guys. It is very confusing and hard to figure out who to trust.
Then there is the bodyguard. Hayden is a bad boy through and through. He comes from a wealthy family, but we soon see that all is not peachy in his world. He is a fabulous fighter and agrees to teach Tess self-defense. She in exchanges agrees to tutor him. It doesn't take long for them to figure out that opposites attract.
The story alternates between Tess and Hayden narrating. We get to know both and their thoughts.
This is an amusing story. It is fast paced and pulls you in from the beginning. My only warning is that there is underage drinking and sexual situations without a ton of details.
About Veronica Blade
Veronica Blade is married with children and living in Southern California. By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales. She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters. Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives — and they are always way hotter.
Her latest book is Something Witchy This Way Comes.
Visit her website at www.veronicablade.com. Connect with her on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000174247353 and Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/VeronicaBlade.
Read an Excerpt: (Go to Pump Up Your book tour page. The link is here.)